Apple Music individual app

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by BillyMatt87, Jul 16, 2015.

  1. BillyMatt87 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 23, 2013
    The current stock music app is way too bloated and convoluted since 8.4 and I had an idea that like the podcasts app, the apple music service should be spinned off into its own app and have the MP3 player functionality of locally stored music be called the iPod app once again to avoid confusion. I have no use for streaming and radio and while the stock music app from 7.0-8.3 had its own issues, at least it remained a dedicated music player which is now completely absent in 8.4/9.
  2. batting1000 macrumors 604

    Sep 4, 2011
  3. afsnyder macrumors 65816

    Jan 7, 2014
    You can turn off Apple Music in settings if you don't want it to show... it's there by default for marketing purposes.
  4. RadioGaGa1984 Suspended


    May 23, 2015
    Doesn't need to be separate app. It works just fine as is. Perhaps some under the hood improvements but overall just works.
  5. BillyMatt87 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 23, 2013
    I'm sorry but the Apple Music service really should be it's own app, I don't care for streaming or radio and it feels completely forced on the users. Having the Apple Music service combined with my local music collection feels way too crowded. I don't know why you guys seem ok with everything Apple does but they have been royally screwing over iOS since 7.0 and it seems to be getting worse. The app needs to be streamlined and the UI needs to be severely revised and refined.

    Apple should spin off their Music service, call it Apple Beats, have it be an optional download in the App Store and leave the stock music app be a local MP3 player which is all I care about.

    Call me old school, but I want the default music app to be more like it was in iOS 6 (the best music/iPod app), I used to use my iPhone as my iPod to play locally stored, but not any longer which makes me sad because Apple used to make the best music players and software and I really enjoyed playing music on my iPhone but that joy and experience is lost.

    Although now I have a lot more free space on my 64GB iPhone 6 and the Music app (along with the unnecessary and hideous new icon) is now buried deep into a folder when it used to deserve a spot right on the main dock.
  6. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

    Oct 11, 2011
    Oh and if they do that then there will be the next guy who complains that there are too many apps and they should consolidate. If you dont want to use the apple music app then why don't YOU install a separate app from the app store for your own music.
  7. BillyMatt87 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 23, 2013
    Clearly, you did see that I wrote that I feel it should be optional download from the App Store, meaning that like the original Beats app, it can be deleted but Apple, as of late, seems to have a penchant for taking apps that used to be optional downloads from the App Store (iBooks, Podcasts, Find My Friends, etc.) and baking them right in to the OS.
  8. cpenner macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2013
    I'm sorry you feel that way, but the integration of Apple Music with my existing iTunes library is one of the main reasons I do like it. No more switching between apps. Local songs and streaming songs can coexist seamlessly in the same playlist. If you don't like it, there are many posts online showing you how to mostly disable it.
  9. CTHarrryH macrumors 68000

    Jul 4, 2012
    I just never signed up for Apple music - I have no interest and it seems to have prevented all the confusion and issues that people are having with their own music and Apple music.
  10. rorschach macrumors 68020


    Jul 27, 2003
    And what about those of us who want all our songs in one app — something that's been a big selling point for a lot of people.
  11. CesiumDev macrumors member

    Sep 26, 2014
    Self promotion alert ///

    You may want to check out my app, Cesium. It was basically designed with exactly this in mind; bringing and updating the iOS6 music player the way many of us wish Apple had.
  12. mpfuchs macrumors regular


    Sep 19, 2014
    Go to settings>Music and turn off "Show Apple Music".
    This way it'll get rid of the "For You" and "New" tab in the music app, and gives you your "Playlists" tab back.

    That's as close to 'only and mp3 player' as you will get with iOS9.

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